Touat

A gas facility across a 1,300 km² area in the Sahara Desert, Algeria near the city of Adrar.

Development project

Production

Gas and condensate

Country

Algeria

Interest

35%

Facility facts

Touat gathers together ten gas fields in the Sahara Desert, near the city of Adrar in Algeria, as a single networked facility. The facility consists of infrastructure, production wells and a central processing facility, and covers more than 1,300 km².

Neptune joined forces with Sonatrach in 2002 to explore and produce gas fields in the Touat area. Exploration and appraisal activities between 2003 and 2007 drilled seven wells and confirmed enough natural gas to plan development.

The development plan was approved in 2009. In 2010, the companies set up a joint venture, Groupement TouatGaz (GTG), which became the operator of the development and production operations. The plan estimates 4.5 billion m3 gas production and 630 kboe condensate annually.

The facility consists of production wells, pipeline infrastructure, and a central processing facility capable of 75 kboepd, with an export pipeline into the Algeria gathering system. The field is connected to a Sonatrach pipeline transporting gas from southwest Algeria 800 km north to Hassi R’Mel.

Development works have included drilling 41 production wells, building living quarters, a road, an aircraft runway, a gathering network and gas treatment facilities.

On 7 September 2019, first gas export was achieved and activity is ongoing to achieve plateau of around 450 million standard cubic feet of gas.

Partners

The project is led by Groupement Touat Gaz (GTG Partners), consisting of Neptune Energy Touat (65%) and Sonatrach (35%). Within Neptune Energy Touat, ENGIE holds 46% and Neptune 54%.

Operator

Groupement TouatGaz